Recent Developments in Antitrust

Local Price Cutting Keeps Merger Case in DC

June 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm

On June 6, 2011, the US District Court for the District of Columbia denied defendant H&R Block's motion to transfer venue. The district court ruled that H&R Block failed to meet their burden to show that a transfer of this case to the Western District of Missouri is warranted in […]

Accountable Care Organizations: Dilemma or Opportunity

June 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 encourages health care providers to form integrated organizations to jointly offer services in order to reduce costs and improve the quality of health care in the United States. Section 3022 of the Act provides for the formation of Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) to serve […]

FTC Settlement Requires Grifols to Divest Assets in the Plasma-Derived Drug Industry

June 1, 2011 at 5:33 pm

On June 1, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) entered into a consent agreement with Grifols, S.A. (“Grifols”), a Spain based manufacturer of plasma-derived drugs requiring Grifols to make significant divestitures as part of a settlement allowing Grifols to acquire a leading plasma-derived drug manufacturer, Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. The […]